DIY Shutters

Did you know that 7 of the top 10 costliest hurricanes in US history adjusted for inflation occurred in the last 10 years? Government agencies recommend that not only traditional hurricane hotbeds like Florida worry about hurricane damage but coastal homes from Texas to Maine, as well. Is your home protected?

Hurricane shutters provide significant protection against the flying debris caused by hurricanes, especially if approved by agencies in high hurricane traffic areas, like the Miami-Dade Building Code Compliance Office. Shutters offer more protection than window film but are not as expensive as hurricane windows. Do it yourselfers can save even more money!

Shutters can be purchased in many materials to match a home, including plywood, aluminum, or even clear. Most shutter companies offer various hurricane shutter styles as well, including roll shutters, colonial, Bahama, and accordion. Many owners wishing to install themselves opt for shutters over the more complicated window systems.

There are many pros and cons to consider with each shutter type, but homeowners should know that with all of the hardware and instructions included, installing shutters can be relatively easy. Those looking online for hurricane shutters will find a wide range of prices, ranging from simple to install hurricane panels designed for the value conscious do it yourself owner to more complex designs like track installation. Building supply stores like Lowe’s even provide instructions on how to build shutters from scratch for the most possible savings.